People dont care about the logistics they just want

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People don’t care about the logistics they just want the idea that they wont have to pay the money they don’t have b.iii.4. Stabilization is an illusion: there is still high unemployment, increase in bankruptcies, and serious agricultural recession in 1924 B. Anti-Communist and Anti-Russian (Bolshevik) ideals a. German/Weimar government afraid of Bolshevik type of uprising a.i. Could imagine the communist revolution spreading out of Russia and into Germany (Bolsheviks wanted to spread revolution) a.ii. Bolshevik takes hold in Germany: 1918 Ebert and the SPD come to power a.iii. Ebert worried that Bolshevism would continue: as a counteraction calls for elections to write constitution a.iii.1. Wants to build Germany as a democratic state with order rather then rule by revolution C. Big business and Government a. Big business was looked at as the reason that the small business owners were doing so poorly; seen as back by the Weimar government and closely linked to Jews a.i. Jews were in the upper middle class and therefore they were employed by big business: easy scapegoat for the Nazis b. Actually benefited from WWI: did not have to pay as many reparations even though they had more means to do so (not as affected by inflation) b.i. Weimar government was connected to them; if big business lost money so did the government c. Nazis build up the idea that during WWI all contracts were made with big 5
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businesses and therefore the small business owners were excluded d. By the 20s people were extremely fed up with big businesses and government due to their linkage and connection to one another e. Middle class voters moving to special interest parties and their ideological content: the government is backed by big business and that’s why we’re suffering e.i. Authoritarian regime enjoys support of big business (idea supported by Schleicher who influence Hindenburg) f. 1932: Nazis begin the campaign against the “forces of reaction” and huge anti-monopoly movement f.i. Want to get support from rural and agricultural areas (inhabited by primarily the small business owner/farmer; therefore turning their backs on big business encourages support from the common man) g. Overall tension between small and big business owners g.i. Once small owners were fed up with big business they also lost their support for the big Weimar government g.i.1. Initially move towards special interest parties (later influenced by Nazis) g.ii. Nazis exploit the already present social tensions h. Emergency Decrees and Article 48 power h.i. Enabled the government to have complete authoritarian rule h.i.1. Chancellor allowed to pass laws without having parliament agree: Papen and Schleicher both want to invoke military law via Article 48 h.ii. Third Emergency Tax Decree: revalued mortgages at 15% of what they had been; Nazis claim the elderly were reduced to “hunger” h.iii.
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  • Spring '08
  • CHILDERS
  • Adolf Hitler, Nazi Party, Weimar Republic, Weimar

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